Administration only partially complies with Ft. Hood subpoenas

Roxana Tiron
The Hill

The Obama administration has only partially complied with congressional subpoenas for information on the deadly November shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.

The failure by the Defense and Justice departments to turn over all the requested documentation — which they say they do not intend to do — is not likely to ease the growing tension between some key senators and the Obama administration over the incident at the Army base on Nov. 5, 2009.

In a joint statement, Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), the chairman and ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said that the administration’s “failure to comply with the subpoenas” is an “affront to Congress’s constitutional obligation to conduct independent oversight of the executive branch.”

Lieberman and Collins last week issued the first congressional subpoenas of the Obama administration. They were issued to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder.

Lieberman’s committee is looking into whether the government could have taken steps to prevent the deaths of 13 people on the Army base. Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, is the accused gunman.

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